Joao Cancelo has turned down a return to the English Premier League (EPL).
Kancelu was once Manchester City’s ‘ace in the hole’. In his first year at the club, he was a rotation player behind Kyle Walker, but after switching to left full-back, he became central to Pep Guardiola’s tactics. He looked like the ‘quintessential’ inverted wing-back, leading the attack and creating a new role as a ‘defensive’ playmaker.메이저놀이터
This season, however, his position faltered. His somewhat shaky defence deteriorated further, and his attacking abilities failed to shine. By the World Cup in Qatar, he was dropped to the bench in favour of Nathan Ake and Rico Luiz.
He eventually left City. After a meeting with Guardiola, he pushed for a transfer and headed to Bayern Munich. It was a loan, not an outright transfer.
His performances in Munich were solid. In 21 games, including cup competitions, he scored one goal and provided six assists, and helped them win the league title. His place in the side faltered under Julian Nagelsmann, but under Thomas Tuchel, he reestablished himself as a regular starter.
A full transfer has been suggested. However, Munich denied it. The player’s transfer fee was too high for an outright sale.
As a result, Kancelu will return to City this summer, but his place at the club remains unclear. With the switch to a back three, there is no place for him.
This has led to speculation of a move to Barcelona. Albert Masnou of Spanish outlet Sport reports that Barcelona, who are short of right-backs, are monitoring the situation of Kancelu.
We can”t confirm the possibility of a transfer. However, one thing is certain: the EPL is not on Kancelu’s mind. According to German outlet Abendzeitung, Kancelu’s time in England is over and he has decided not to go anywhere in the EPL, including Man City. Arsenal have been linked with a move in recent days, but with Kancelu’s stance firmly in place, Barcelona is the most realistic destination at the moment.